LONDON, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This 2016 edition of the report provides key insights into the overarching Strategic Positioning and degree of Environmental Responsiveness of the World's 7 Leading Construction Equipment Manufacturers through a Strategic Factor Analysis Summary (SFAS) Matrix. The Strategic Factor Analysis Summary (SFAS) Matrix, also referred to as Quantitative SWOT Analysis, is a framework developed by T. L. Wheelen and J. D. Hunger, which is used widely across organizations globally as a key strategic planning tool.
The report provides an overall SFAS score on each of the 7 leading companies in the Construction Equipment sector based on an analysis of each company's strategic positioning & the degree of responsiveness to its internal & external environment respectively, based on the SFAS framework, thereby, making it especially useful for competitive & comparative analysis. The framework generates an insightful snapshot of the prevailing, overall strategic equation for each company first by identifying, weighing, prioritizing & ranking Strategic Factors present in the Internal & External environment through an Internal Factor Analysis Summary (IFAS) matrix and the External Factor Analysis Summary (EFAS) matrix respectively. The strategic factors are subsequently ranked on the basis of their perceived strategic significance & potential degree of impact on the organization followed by assessment of each respective company's corresponding degree of responsiveness to those factors.
The framework, thus, assesses the strategic positioning & the degree of responsiveness of each company towards the present as well as emerging market & industry dynamics to be competitive and be able to harness potential growth opportunities effectively by leveraging its structural & core strengths while negating environmental threats simultaneously.
SFAS, as a framework, thus, scores over the traditional SWOT analysis framework, in terms, of its ability to quantify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats respectively based on the perceived strategic significance and potential degree of effect of each strategic factor being analyzed and the company's commensurate degree of responsiveness to that, thereby, making it much more effective for competitive assessment & analysis and from a strategic planning standpoint with the creation of a quantitative, comparable strategic snapshot and overall SFAS score on each company.
Industry Backdrop & Report Relevance:
The report provides insights & inputs to be incorporated into the broader strategic planning & decision making processes and will be essential from a competitive analysis standpoint as well, especially, with global construction equipment market continuing to face significant headwinds with the market having witnessed its third straight year of demand contraction in 2015 amid a difficult global macroeconomic environment witnessing disparate economic & market conditions across different parts of the world with traditional markets, led by North America & Europe, witnessing steady economic growth while emerging markets, led by Brazil, China & Russia, face a host of complex economic challenges which has impacted the overall demand for construction equipment globally. Additionally, the ongoing mining slump with continued weakness in commodity prices and the downturn in energy sector with oversupply driven, sustained slide in crude oil prices have collectively further exacerbated and worsened the situation for the industry. The North American market has been the only saving grace as of-late with the U.S. Economy continuing to prove itself as the stable cornerstone of the global economy with steady economic growth momentum followed by Europe which continues to make slow economic recovery. The OECD & IMF, however, have already cut their global economic growth forecasts for 2016 to 3.4% and the IMF has termed the global economy as highly vulnerable to adverse shocks in its latest outlook with market turbulence, oil price crash, weak commodity prices & continued geo-political conflict as key threats & risk factors. The pace of economic growth momentum in the U.S., rate of economic recovery in the EU and the effectiveness of stimulus measures & overall policy focus in China over near term, thus, are likely to be decisive for the industry over near term.
Relevance & Usefulness of the Report:
The report will be useful for:
-- Strategic Planning, Competitive Assessment & Analysis and Decision-Making Processes
-- Identification of Key Strategic Factors for each company along-with their Strategic Significance through a Strategic Factor Analysis Summary (SFAS) Matrix
-- Generation of an overall Strategic Equation & Quantified, Comparable SFAS score for each of the Top 7 companies based on analysis of Strategic Positioning, Market Dynamics & Responsiveness.
-- Competitor & Comparative Analysis of Key Industry Players
-- Inputs on Market Evolution & Demand Growth Projections for the Trucking Industry over Medium to Long Term
-- Assessing potential impact of emerging Market & Technology Trends as well as Developments
-- Identifying & highlighting areas for making potential Strategic Changes, Adjustments & Realignment
-- Analysis of Forces Driving as well as restraining the Industry/sector & their overall Dynamics
For Whom: Key Decision-Makers across Industry Value Chain
The report will be essential for those having strategic interest in the global construction industry and/or the construction equipment market. The report will be especially useful for Key Decision-Makers, Program Managers, Procurement Managers, Top Management of Industry Players & Other Companies, Industry OEMs, Suppliers, Vendors, Sales & Distribution Channels, Construction Contractors, Equipment Fleet Owners, Equipment Rental Companies, Technology Solutions Providers and other Key Players in the Industry Value Chain. The report will also be useful for existing & potential Investors, Industry & Company Analysts, Industry Service Suppliers, M&A Advisory Firms, Strategy & Management Consulting Firms, PE Firms, Venture Capitalists, Financing & Leasing Companies, Researchers and all those associated with the industry or any of these companies.
--Provides Macro View and Big Picture Quickly
--Visual Representation enables Easy Comprehension
--Meetings & Presentation Ready Format
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